Satellite Interpretation Message
Issued by NWS Tiyan, Guam

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ATPQ40 PGUM 050202
SIMGUM

SATELLITE INTERPRETATION MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
100 PM CHST THU MAY 5 2016

WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC BETWEEN THE EQUATOR AND 25N FROM 130E TO 180.

A COLD FRONT STRETCHES SOUTHWESTWARD FROM 25N140E TO ABOUT 22N133E.
CLOUDINESS AND PATCHY RAIN ARE ALONG AND UP TO 50 MILES NORTHWEST OF
THE FRONT.

A SHEAR LINE JUST NORTH OF WAKE ISLAND EXTENDS SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH
24N180 TO END NEAR 20N163E. CLOUDINESS AND PATCHY RAIN ARE ALONG AND
UP TO 250 MILES NORTHWEST OF THIS BOUNDARY. ALSO...SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS FAR NORTHEAST OF THE MARIANAS ARE IN A SMALL
AREA WITHIN 40 MILES OF A LINE FROM 21N154E TO 19N156E.

TRADE-WIND CONVERGENCE IS TRIGGERING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS FROM SOUTH OF KOROR AND SOUTHEAST OF YAP TO SOUTHWEST
OF CHUUK IN PATCHY AREAS SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 4N130E TO 9N145E TO
4N150E. FARTHER EAST...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE
NEAR MAJURO WITHIN 60 MILES OF A LINE FROM 9N166E TO 6N173E.

A TRADE-WIND DISTURBANCE EAST OF TARAWA CENTERED AT ABOUT 2N176E IS
CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF 6N FROM
173E TO 180.

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SIMPSON


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